Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment MA

This masters degree will:

  • enable you to analyse and reflect on your professional experience
  • examine new developments in policy and practice
  • give you the skills to become a successful leader
  • help you to create and sustain change.


This masters degree provides the opportunity to:

  • comprehend, analyse, debate and evaluate viewpoints
  • improve your research literacy and research skills
  • develop your expertise in curriculum development, teaching and learning and assessment practices.

Who is this programme for?

Professionals in education – for example, teachers, lecturers, inspectors or those working for government agencies.

Entry requirements

A good first degree, plus an approved teaching qualification or at least two years' teachingl experience.

Core topics

  • Curriculum design and development
  • Investigating research

Plus either:

  • Assessment: Issues and practice


  • Assessment for learning
  • Educational testing.

Related topics

  • Effective learning
  • Critical perspective on teaching and learning.

How are you assessed?

By 5,000-word coursework assignments and a 20,000-word dissertation or 10,000-word report.


Face-to-face evening and occasional Saturday sessions. Some modules are also available online.

Where do our students go?

Graduates of this masters degree are currently working as:

  • heads of department, deputy heads and headteachers in UK schools
  • curriculum developers in government education departments
  • university lecturers and researchers
  • PhD students.

Visa Information

This programme is suitable for international students on a Tier 4 visa - study must be full-time, face-to-face, starting October or January

For more information about visas please see our guide to visas for study (pdf, 0.32mb). You can also contact (by email) the international support team for advice.


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